• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware of iPad lockouts with this keyboard

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This review is to warn iPad users that the keyboard may result in a major headache. I bought it two days ago and easily paired it with my iPad. So far so good. Then I decided to take it on the road, and little did I know... I put it in my bag, after switching it off, and went to the library. During transport, although the keyboard should have been off, pressure on the keys entered a wrong pass code on my iPad *multiple times*. So many, in fact, that by the time I got to the library my iPad was permanently disabled. I am frankly appalled that something like that could happen for no fault of my own. I hope that Apple will add a warning to the product description. The only safe way to transport it with an iPad in the same bag is to disable the Bluetooth function, since there is no guarantee that it won't turn on by itself. I have some important transcriptions of archival material that I did not back up in the past two days, and if this results in data loss when I restore my iPad this evening, it will mean I'll have wasted many precious hours of work. This is a very significant flaw, well known to the Apple store people I talked to today. Hopefully when Apple redesigns the keyboard or updates iOS they'll fix it. But for now, user beware!

    26 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile Keyboard

    • Written by from Alto

    Now on our third keyboard in less than 2 years with the iMac. Built to last just beyond the warranty. Bought a competitor keyboard and it works fine. Would not recommend this product to anyone.

    17 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small and different size than my MacBook Air keyboard

    • Written by from PASADENA

    This wireless keyboard came with a new iMac 27" that I purchased recently. While I love the large screen for the iMac I am frustrated by the keyboard.

    I toggle between my MacBook Air when I am out of the office and my iMac when in the office. The keyboard causes me all sorts of problems.

    1) It is too small

    2) The keys feel like they are closer together on the wireless keyboard vs. the laptop, causing all sorts of problems

    3) The ergonomics required to use the keyboard are bad -- there is no place rest ones wrists as is the case with a laptop

    It seems that Apple does not make a wireless FULL SIZE keyboard so I may need to switch to a wired one.

    24 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad, bad, bad

    • Written by from Aberdeen

    i writting this with keyboard on screen on i mac because keyboard wireless wont turn on after replacing the batteries. they told me is not cover by apple care so i have to buy a new one.

    20 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No number keypad and eats batteries

    • Written by from Prairie Village

    Functionally, the Apple Wireless Keyboard does what it's supposed to do... until you try to type in a phone number on your address book... or open the Calculator application when you are paying bills... or add number cells on your Excel spreadsheet.

    Apple made the keyboard "cute" but removed the important keypad on the right side. Don't think you'll miss it? I did.

    Otherwise, the keyboard works great until your batteries go dead.

    19 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Numeric Pad!

    • Written by from Xalapa

    Pleasee! I need a wireless keyboard with numeric pad! I work with numbers all the time, need numeric keyboard. Can't imagine me working in numbers with the numbers on the top this keyboard and still i need a wireless key board. I love ur keyboards, it is only that i need a wireless keyboard with the numeric pad.

    Please!!!!!!!!!!!

    17 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective x2

    • Written by from Claremont

    My wife bought this to run with her Powerbook. She wasn't able to link up with the computer and so did more hunting and found many people with the same complaint. Very frustrating. So I tried it with my iMac. It linked up fine and I actually love the feel of it. However, several letters in the upper right, like "P" and the dash, didn't work. Disappointing an an Apple product to find not one but two major problems. I think we'll be reluctant to risk trying another one since we found all the other negative reviews of the thing. Too bad as I liked the feel of it and the look of it.

    15 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    corrosion

    • Written by from Hannover

    as many others I have the same problem that after a short period of storage, the batteries corroded and making it impossible to open or repair. Apparently there are no replacements from apple! This seams to be a serious issue and one should consider this before buying a keyboard and possibly risking 69 dollars.

    9 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries corrode in the wireless keyboard ....can't open to replace

    • Written by from frankfort

    Second day of school.....8 o'clock at night..... And a paper needs to be written. No such luck !! The batteries in the wireless keyboard have apparently corroded inside the keyboard so badly that I can not open the battery door !! Funny.... I used the keyboard all day without a problem and without the computer giving me any notices that the batteries were low. Tried and tried to get the battery door open ......IMPOSSIBLE! Even got metal shaving slivers in my hand because the metal is so soft where the battery door opens.

    11 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard On/Off Switch Broke in 18 months.

    • Written by from Allendale

    Keyboard On/Off Switch Broke in 18 months.

    25 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Function Keys Dont Work!!!

    • Written by from Miller Place

    I had to reset all my key functions when I installed this keyboard. The Dashboard Button (F4) was not opening the dashboard feature. and I can't get my Sound Function keys ( Pause, play, forward, reverse ) to work either. This keyboard would be a hundred times better if it had numeric keypad and also "backspace + delete" Keys. Not just one. I wish I had not spent my money on this keyboard. A lot of money for so little in return.

    8 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wireless keyboard

    • Written by from Miami Lakes

    I bought it about a year ago and it stopped working about three months ago.
    I changed the batteries and checked the wireless connection; and it still isn't working.
    Currently, it's setting on my desk right now and I plan to take it back to the Mac store where I bought as soon as I get a moment to do so. What a bummer.

    8 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 keyboards-batteries corroded inside, can't even open battery door on one

    • Written by from New Orleans

    There must be a design problem here - never had a device that corrodes batteries to this severity when not used. Will see if duracell pays to replace it, but it seems to be a design problem since it has happened to every apple blue tooth keyboard I have owned. So while it is a great functional design and pleasant to type on, having to remove your batteries after each use makes the design kind of flawed. One can find this issue in multiple threads of apple support forums.

    19 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek and beautiful but extremely awkward to use

    • Written by from Lake Grove

    I purchased this keyboard with my imac in December of 08 primarily because I liked the idea of a sleek wireless keyboard that could easily be stowed away underneath the screen. And it does indeed look slick and fit under the screen when you just want extra desk space. If I only wanted a keyboard that took up little space and matched the aesthetic of my imac, it would be perfect.

    But I also want a keyboard on which I actually enjoy typing--or at the very least, on which it is not continually uncomfortable and frustrating to type. And on that count, despite the many serious attempts I've made to adjust, this keyboard never feels good. The keys feel very hard and uncomfortable; the spacing is extremely cramped (and I have neither big hands nor thick fingers); even the angle of the keyboard feels too flat. Every time I type on it, I feel frustrated and cramped, I make far more mistakes than I do on normal keyboards, and my hands begin to hurt.

    Ultimately, though it annoyed me to have to mar the i-mac aesthetic, I purchased a wireless dell mouse and keyboard combo that matches the one I use at work (and which I always found far more natural to use than this one). Every once in a while, I'm tempted to take out this keyboard and give it another try, but within minutes, I remember why it's so uncomfortable and toss it back in my desk drawer. I'm continually amazed that apple pairs great computers with keyboards/mice less functional than those you'd find with any generic pc.

    8 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor product, waste of money

    • Written by from LONDON

    I have had this product for just over two years - it has given me problems straight after buying. At first I thought that it was something to do with my mac however I have tried it with others and hate to say, it is the least favourite of my Mac purchases. For starters, my Mac Book Pro doesn't see the keyboard via Bluetooth, despite the lights blinking on the product. Once connected, expect to find multiple letters typed out for every one you type.

    27 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely terrible dont buy it

    • Written by from Coconut Creek

    Dont buy this product
    I am on my second keyboard batteries get stuck always and cant take the final one out
    Really a piece of garbage
    You will be terribly disappointed
    Has a tough time synching with my IMac

    It seems impossible that this product is made by the same company that makes such fantastic computers, ipads, ipods etc

    Really junk

    37 of 76 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Soft aluminum

    • Written by from Miami

    Very soft aluminum magnesium alloy material that is used for the keyboard frame makes it very susceptible to damage if dropped and rendering it useless especially in the area of the power button. Cool and sleek design at the cost of durability and reliability. I owned my keyboard for less than 24 hours before I found out how quickly I can waste $70

    17 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously?!

    • Written by from Watertown

    Alright, I was hoping they would have seen the error of their ways, but still no number pad?!? This product has its uses sure, but trying to work in a professional environment in any field pretty much requires a number pad's input.

    14 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cute, but virtually useless

    • Written by from CUPERTINO

    I’m a recent convert from the PC world. I purchased my first I-Mac yesterday. I love the machine as it allows me to be working in PC world while also in the Apple world using VM-Fusion. Unfortunately, the wireless keyboard included with the I-Mac is impossible to use for a touch typist.
    When buying an I-Mac, add a real keyboard if you intend to type anything.

    20 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I useddd dtodd dlove it.....bedfore the D got stuck!!

    • Written by from San Diego

    Driving me crazy...the key pad for "D" gets stuck and dI will be typing along and a hundred d's show up! OR...just resting my fingers on the home keys cause the D to go crazy. dddddI I have to order a new one now. Thanks for listening to my problems. PS All of the d's above were spontaneous!! I never know when it is going to happen....

    14 of 32 people found this useful